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March 21, 2018 1:33 PM Mississippi's strict abortion law temporarily blocked

A US judge has temporarily blocked a Mississippi state law enacting the tightest restrictions on abortion in the country a day after it was signed. Judge Carlton Reeves delayed the bill, which bans most abortions after 15 weeks, from taking effect for 10 days while he hears more arguments. Critics say the ban, which makes no exceptions for rape or incest 22

March 20, 2018 4:48 PM The Latest: Judge temporarily blocks 15-week abortion ban

A federal judge is temporarily blocking a new Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks, the most restrictive abortion law in the United States. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order requested by the state's only abortion clinic. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1510 on Monday, and it became 28

March 19, 2018 8:46 PM Mississippi imposing nation's toughest 15-week abortion ban

Mississippi's governor has signed the nation's tightest abortion restrictions into law. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 1510 on Monday afternoon. It becomes law immediately and bans most abortions after 15 weeks' gestation. Bryant has frequently said he wants Mississippi to be the "safest place in America for an unborn child." The law's 24

March 15, 2018 4:27 PM Sports court upholds four-year ban for Polish weightlifter Zielinski

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday confirmed a four-year period of ineligibility for Tomasz Zielinski, a Polish weightlifter who tested positive for a banned substance two years ago. Zielinski, who won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, was given a four-year ban after testing positive for 19-Norandrosterone 17

March 14, 2018 5:35 AM Google to Ban Ads for Cryptocurrencies

New policy follows Facebook’s lead, takes effect in June Google is following Facebook’s lead by banning ads for cryptocurrencies and other “speculative financial products” across its advertising platforms. Alphabet Inc.’s Google said the new policy will become effective in June across ads bought on its search and display-advertising network, as well as its YouTube 24

March 13, 2018 11:23 PM She chose the gunmaker over the Catholic university. Good riddance to St. Thomas CFO!

She chose the gunmaker over the Catholic university. Good riddance to St. Thomas CFO! When a community member brought to the attention of the president of St. Thomas University that his new CFO had become part of the board of trustees of one of America’s largest manufacturers of assault weapons, Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale initially didn’t see a conflict 20

March 12, 2018 11:15 PM Geico to Stop Using Education and Occupation in Setting Auto Rates in New York

New York Financial Services Department has concluded practice is unfair, can drive up the cost of insurance for people who can least afford it Berkshire Hathaway Inc’s Geico unit agreed to halt the use of education and occupation as factors in setting auto-insurance premiums in New York. New York Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo’s office 35

March 12, 2018 6:56 PM Bill would ban unwanted sending of images of genitals

Bill would ban unwanted sending of images of genitals Mainers would be banned from sending digital images of their genitals under a Democrat's bill. The Legislature's Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee unanimously recommended Sen. Michael Carpenter's bill last week. Maine's high court last year reversed some convictions against a Presque Isle man because 15

March 12, 2018 4:31 AM Trump pushing gun reform proposals that include age limit increase on purchases

White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on Feb. 22, 2018. President Trump's plan to combat school shootings will include a push to put armed staff in schools and raise the minimum age to buy certain guns — but appears to fall short of including universal background checks for gun buyers 36

March 10, 2018 10:36 PM Sessions slams 'activist judges' for nationwide injunctions on sanctuary cities, DACA

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Saturday slammed “activist judges,” whom he accused of overreaching and paralyzing the government by shutting down Trump-era policies they object to via nationwide injunctions. At a Federalist Society event at Georgetown University, Sessions blasted judges who have shut down controversial Trump-era policies such as denying 71